Whatever You Call Him, Martin's a Star

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Dartin' Martin?

Mighty Mouse?

Cannonball Martin?

Seldom has Tampa Bay fallen in love with a name so fast, and rarely has it wanted to give an athlete another option so fast. Doug Martin, a running ba ck who cannot wait to get to the end zone, has run straight into the open arms of Bucs fans.

Dougie Fresh?

Skid Marks Martin?

The D-Train?

And on it goes. The radio-show calls are all filled with suggestions, and the email is stacking up, and everyone you know is name-dropping. Martin tells the world he doesn't care for the nickname he has — the Muscle Hamster — and suddenly, Tampa Bay is playing a new game show. Name That Zoom.

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